Faculty Openings

The University of Texas at Austin’s No. 1 ranked Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering (UT PGE) is a world leader in petroleum engineering research, education, training and outreach, dedicated to maintaining oil and gas as an affordable, sustainable and reliable source of energy into the future. We seek outstanding applicants to fill two petroleum engineering faculty positions at the rank of assistant, associate or full professor. A successful candidate is expected to mentor graduate students, teach undergraduate and graduate courses to a diverse student population, develop sponsored research programs, collaborate with faculty from a wide range of backgrounds, and be involved in service to the university and the engineering profession. A PhD in petroleum engineering or a related discipline is required. The department and the Cockrell School of Engineering are committed to building a diverse and inclusive environment. We are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.

For the position of assistant professor preference will be given to those applicants whose specialties fall within production engineering, including topics such as sub-sea operations, flow assurance, artificial lift, matrix stimulation, facilities, well construction, water handling and shut-off, multiphase flow in pipes, and data management/ interpretation for the instrumented oil field. For the position of associate or full professor preference will be given to those applicants whose specialties fall within the broad areas of production, drilling or reservoir engineering, which could include topics such as artificial lift, well construction, flow assurance, water handling and shut-off, reservoir management and characterization, enhanced oil recovery, geologic carbon storage, reservoir containment, and data management/ interpretation for the instrumented oil field. 

We look for candidates who can bring new ideas and skills to our research program as well as collaborate with existing personnel. UT PGE’s faculty and students work and study using state of the art equipment and expanding laboratory and instructional space. Interdisciplinary work is promoted and rewarded in collaboration with the six other departments of the Cockrell School of Engineering as well as with the top-ranked Jackson School of Geosciences and other related organizations.  UT’s reputation, accomplishments and continued No. 1 ranking in undergraduate and graduate education by US News and World Report make it one of the most attractive centers of research investment for industry, foundations and governmental agencies.

Apply for the position. Interested persons will be asked to submit a detailed curriculum vitae including academic and professional experience, statements describing their philosophy and goals with regard to both teaching and research, a statement describing a commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion through their research, teaching, and/or service, and a list of peer-reviewed publications and other technical papers. Applicants should also provide the names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least five references.

The application deadline for full consideration is December 31, 2019. A security sensitive background check will be conducted on selected applicants. The University of Texas is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.